Chester marathon 2012

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21/10/2012 at 08:00

Morning all

Best of luck to Sir John, Mish and any other racers- look forward to the reports

Having fun here with a calendar, plotting  my 12 week plan for VLM and picking out tune-up races along the way

21/10/2012 at 10:16
HeOw, I just spotted your post about me an extra in your pics, no probs, will do. Lol
21/10/2012 at 11:11
Good ( slightly belated) luck to todays racers.
21/10/2012 at 13:50

The recovery continues here- left glute still a bit tight, but managed 12.01m in the sun this morning in a steady 1.24.06 splits: 7:22 7:28 7:15 7:09 7:07 7:05 7:06 6:45 6:47 6:45 6:40 6:35 2 Off to do some more stretches now Hopeful that it will have loosened off by Saturday- ready for me to inflict untold damage from a severe hill bashing....

21/10/2012 at 15:26

Just got back from Oldham Half, what a wonderful race, along with Rivington, the toughest half I've ever done, 348 metres of climbing and the hills kept coming.  Weather was perfect.  I'd imagine on a wet day, may be different.

For £14, you get an outstanding race tech t-shirt, tea and coffee laid on then, a free buffet afterwards.  Compared with your bigger races, like WIlmslow (which I do every year) this was such good value.

I went out chasing a PB (1.37) but on such a hilly course, was never going to happen.  Ended up with 1.43 and was chuffed with that.  Suffered no ill effects from Chester, looking forward to Tatton Half in a couple of weeks.

21/10/2012 at 17:20
Great run Sir John on that course. My Luton Marathon looking doubtful now as did calf yesterday 4 weeks away from race.
21/10/2012 at 18:24

Sir John, that looks a BEAST of a Half!  Well done!  Damn right you should be chuffed.  

21/10/2012 at 19:23
Sir J- cracking result on a hilly course. I agree too- sounds fab value!
BP- fingers crossed it's a minor tweak and you 'll be ok....
21/10/2012 at 22:11
What percentage of people have run a marathon in the uk?
22/10/2012 at 20:38
BP, oh no, disaster!
With 4 weeks to go could you drop your last LSR, get the calf in shape for the day by resting 10 days and continue your taper?
Not ideal but could get you to the start line.
23/10/2012 at 00:17
Thats some course Sir John, well done. What's Wilmslow half like? It's on my short list fir next year.
23/10/2012 at 00:19
Good look with the calf BP. As Jez says rest up and have a long taper, hopefully it'll sift itself out by race day.
23/10/2012 at 07:53

Cheers guys for advice - am going to see how it is on Saturday with light jog on treadmill - if OK will try a longer run Sunday and see. If not ood then will follow your thoughts and rest for full 10 days and then try again.

23/10/2012 at 16:03
GazOC wrote (see)
BTW Stafford 20 miler had been confirmed for 10th March 2013. Great race to see where you are in training before a Spring marathon.

just looking at a 20miler race for next year as i'm doing a spring marathon now I live about 45mins from Stafford but do you think i can find any information about it

i've found a website but it doesnt give me much info anyone done this before, whats it like I know the date obviously

does it have a medal hahaha well i have got my user name to protect!!!! 

23/10/2012 at 18:29

Gaz, Wilmslow is flat, slightly up last mile or so, but definitely a PB course. 1st half I did, really good run, great organisation, tad expensive, but a great race.  Got unfinished business there as 3 years ago, hit the wall at mile 10, never happened before or since, really odd, felt dizzy and started taking top off, bizarely, last 2 years been injured and had to pull out.  Want to do it this year to put some demons to rest

23/10/2012 at 19:08

Cheers John, I'm deciding between that and Liverpool HM but as I did Liverpool last year I'l probably plump for Wilmslow now I know its a decent race.

23/10/2012 at 19:09

Imedals, no medals at Stafford I'm afraid, we got a mug last year. Its a small, well organized race though. Heres my Garmin from last years run.

23/10/2012 at 20:08

8.01m of confidence restoring running this evening. Easy pace run in the dark with a couple of miles at pMP (not Snod mp!) thrown in and it felt oh so smoooooth 8.01 m in 55.21. Splits: 7:53 7:40 7:02 6:54 6:53 6:09 6:11 6:35 3

That's it for me except a couple of short recovery runs before the off on Saturday

23/10/2012 at 20:17

I'm still up and down. Had decent 10 milers Friday and Sunday but had a struggle doing 11 miles today. One of those runs that I knew was going to be hard as soon as I started running, the legs just didn't want to know.


Good luck on Sunday Jason, I don't envy you!

23/10/2012 at 20:20
GazOC wrote (see)

Good luck on Sunday Jason, I don't envy you!

I'm not at all worried about Sunday- except for negotiating stairs, that is

Saturday, however, is a different matter

Hope your legs start behaving soon, Gaz

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